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English: The Saturn I was the United States' first medium-lift launch vehicle. Most of the rocket's power came from a clustered lower stage consisting of tanks taken from older rocket designs and strapped together to make a single large booster, leading critics to jokingly refer to it as "Cluster's Last Stand". However, its design proved sound and very flexible. Its major successes were launching the Pegasus satellites and flight verification of the Apollo command and service module aerodynamics in the launch phase. Originally intended as a near-universal military booster during the 1960s, it served only for a brief period and only with NASA; ten Saturn I rockets were flown before it was replaced by the derivative Saturn IB, which featured a more powerful upper stage and improved instrumentation.
American launch vehicle
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This category has the following 17 subcategories, out of 17 total.
- Illustrations of Saturn I (1 C)
- Launches of Saturn I (17 F)
- Models of Saturn I (6 F)
Media in category "Saturn I"
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- Horsepower and Rocketpower (15869919574).jpg 2,403 × 3,000; 5.28 MB
- MSFC rocket park.jpg 4,243 × 2,809; 1.69 MB
- Saturn I profiles.jpg 1,284 × 608; 143 KB
- USAF ICBM and NASA Launch Vehicle Flight Test Successes and Failures (highlighted).png 2,571 × 1,295; 478 KB
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